Melodic Metal Band TENSION RISING Reveals The End Of Days With New Single & Lyric Video, “Doomsayer”

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August 2, 2020: New York-based melodic metal band, TENSION RISING has unleashed their brand-new single & lyric video for the song, “Doomsayer.”

“Doomsayer” appears on the forthcoming release, Penumbra, due out in early September.

For fans of:  AVENGED SEVENFOLDGODSMACK & TRIVIUM

“Doomsayer”  is a song essentially about the end of days. A bleak viewpoint of the world around us from one man who stands in the midst of absolute chaos.  As he observes what transpires around him, he confronts a “fortune teller” of sorts.

In history we know these individuals as “soothsayers”. These individuals have been told to us to foresee the future and what lies ahead for us all.  This particular “soothsayer” is categorically what we sought out to portray as a “Doomsayer”, a fortune teller of inevitable doom; the speaker of demise as it were.

Our protagonist pleads with the doomsayer to tell him what lies in store for humanity. What shall happen to the human race during this time of death, decay, and turmoil?  Our Doomsayer clearly speaks to him, “I see no hope for you now”.  Fate has extended out its hand and pulled the rug out from under our very feet.

**We wanted this song to just be a story with very graphic imagery. At the time we were toying with other song ideas with similar concepts for dark song writing and we noticed all the madness around us. For those who believe in such things, you would be pressed to think that these were “end times”. That sparked the idea of creating this hellish world of the “Doomsayer”. – Tension Rising

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Gothic Rock Band BLACK ANGEL Crafts Stories Of Love With New Album: Kiss Of Death

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August 2, 2020:

English gothic rock band BLACK ANGEL present their brand new second studio album, Kiss of Death: Ten tracks of pure gothic rock with a little sprinkling of psychobilly and punk.

For fans of:  SISTERS OF MERCYBAUHAUS & THE CULT

Kiss of Death is an album that is all about love. Whether it be unrequited, a lost love or a love out of reach.  “Animal,” the first single from the album fits into this theme by addressing the topic of passion.

Kiss of Death is available on CD and digital formats NOW.

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“Back in the 80’s, my brother Dan introduced me to the goth genre. He took me to a club in Bristol called ‘The Whip’ in 1985. Bands like the Sisters of Mercy, The Cult, Bauhaus and The Damned were all being played. I loved the music and the lifestyle. During the next 30 years I produced and mixed many albums trying to break out as a producer. But I guess my heart just wasn’t in it.

In 2017 I rediscovered my passion for this genre. I started listening again to those goth bands from the eighties. I was totally reinvigorated. So I put down all of my keyboards, picked up

my guitars and started MY goth band, BLACK ANGEL. Now here we are: two albums later. People say BLACK ANGEL captures that sound and feeling from 1985. I love the process which is what is most important. This is what I do now. And as they say, the rest is history…..I guess I was just a little late to the party.”
– Matt Vowles – (BLACK ANGEL)

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Post-Punk Band THE FUNHOUSE COLLECTIVE Unleashes Cover Of GOLDEN EARRING’s “Twilight Zone”

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August 1, 2020:  Former NEW CREATURES/JOHNATHAN CHRISTIAN co-founder Johnathan Mooney and MACHINERY OF DESIRE’s Adrian Auchrome have teamed up to form the new project THE FUNHOUSE COLLECTIVE.  The duo has announced the release of their cover of Golden Earring’s classic song, “Twilight Zone.”  The original song was written by Golden Earring guitarist George Kooymans who got inspiration fromRobert Ludlum book, “The Bourne Identity.”

Produced by Johnathan Mooney and Michael Bann, this new darker, post-punk version

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NAGAZI Release Official Music Video for “Triumphant”!

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Mt Pleasant, MI based Hard Rock / Metal band NAGAZI has released the official music video for “Triumphant.” Filmed by Will Moss (Hive Minds Media) live on location at two stops on the November Pain Tour with Smile Empty Soul and Cinder in the fall of 2019 (at Growlers in Memphis, TN on 11/19/2019, and at Stickyz in Little Rock, AR on 11/23/2019), “Triumphant” was engineered by Matt Dalton (Rock Hill Sound [formerly Metro 37 Studios] in Rochester Hills, MI) and mastered by Ulrich Wild (The Wilderness in Los Angeles, CA)

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“There are a lot of people in this world that want to get close to you, use you, take what they can, chew you up, and spit you out. Triumphant is about challenging these loathsome people, and fighting for what is yours.” – NAGAZI

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Nagazi is a 4-piece hard rock/metal band from Mt Pleasant, MI.

Joe Hafer – Vocals
Matthew J Ruffino – Guitar
Doug McGuire – Bass
Jeff Hafer – Drums

Today’s music industry climate is tougher than ever to navigate, and with a wealth of proven experience in the grind, Nagazi and its members are no strangers to the path. From national tours, an impeccable merch game, and social media approachability with a sincere fan connection, Nagazi are DIY masters through anf through, achieving success on their own terms.

Formed in 2014, these road dogs have shared the stage with the likes of Devildriver, HedPENonpointDeicide, Flotsam & JetsamHammerfall, WhitechapelLorna ShoreRaven Black and 36 Crazy Fists, among others. And with a uniquely brutal yet captivating sound, Nagazi immediately resonates with the heavy metal masses and elitists alike.

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LATE NIGHT SAVIOR Sign with ROCK SHOP RECORDS

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After managing to garner over 7.5 million streams worldwide independently, Utah based hard rock band LATE NIGHT SAVIOR recently signed a deal with NEW LABEL ROCK SHOP RECORDS. Their first single, “MONSTER,” was produced by CRISPIN EARL (THE VEER UNION / ROCK SHOP RECORDS) and the video premiered this week on METAL INSIDER. LATE NIGHT SAVIOR will be kicking off their rock radio campaign in America on July 28 and is also slated to be on tour as a supporting artist on the Rock Shop Records International Tour scheduled for the spring/summer of 2021.

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“The song ‘Monster,’ for me is, more about selfishness than anything. I was told that chasing something I wanted wasn’t what I should be doing and it got in my head like a bad dream. The ones I cared about left me alone and I became a monster in their eyes. But I came to the realization that the healthiest thing for me was to kill that thought and be selfish, do this for me and no one else. I’m okay being the villain in someone else’s story as long as I’m not the villain of mine. Every time I heard someone say i wasn’t following what I should be doing, the “prescription” if you will, it just became my motivation to prove them wrong” – BRANDON JOHNSON – (lead Singer) Late Night Savior

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In 2016, LNS released their first album, Among the Forgotten. The second album, Into the Aftermath, was released in 2017 and not only did the group vastly begin building their online presence and catching the eyes of regional promoters. The Band was awarded opening slots for National and International acts such as Drowning PoolRedSalivaThousand Foot CrutchAdelitas WayThe Veer UnionRoyal BlissFlawBobaflexCage 9Shamans Harvest, and so many others!

In 2018, continuing a busy regional touring regiment, LNS was named best rock band of Utah and were chosen as 1 of 5 National Finalists for the Cumulus Media “Next2Rock” Battle, a National Competition in Los Angeles. They flew to Los Angeles to participate in the competition and even though they didn’t place first, the experience was eye opening.

In 2019-2020, LNS has seen their Spotify monthly listeners double to over 55,000 and the track, “Angel” has over 1M spins on Spotify and 1.5M veiws on Youtube. LNS travelled to Vancouver, Canada to hit the studio with Singer/Songwriter/Producer/The Veer Union Frontman, Crispin Earl to record their 3rd album with goals of refining their sound and bringing the band to a National/International level. Shortly after, LNS announced they signed a deal with Rock Shop Records (RSR) and released their first new track, “Monster”.

The band is set to release a new album in the spring of 2021 that will be accompanied by a National Tour.

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BLOODYWOOD Releases Documentary Video Featuring Live Footage of 2019 RAJ AGAINST THE MACHINE TOUR!

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After building a large online fan base with multiple viral videos, New Delhi based Indian Metal Band BLOODYWOOD decided to take to the road in the summer of 2019 with their RAJ AGAINST THE MACHINE, not only the band’s first ever tour, but the first time they played live as a band. Bloodywood had no idea what to expect on their first ever tour but the response was far greater than they ever imagined selling out 12 shows on the 3 week tour, culminating in the band’s set at WACKEN OPEN AIR.

BLOODYWOOD further documented the tour through footage shot across a GoPro strapped to guitarist/flautist Karan Katiyar’s chest, frenzied mobile phone footage shot by the audience and the band themselves, as well as world class footage shot at Wacken Open Air.

The documentary tells the story of how the band formed and their surreal Raj against the Machine tour. After an action packed opening sequence that captures the essence of the film within the span of a minute and a half, you witness the birth of Punjabi/dhol metal, its fusion with lyrically focused rap music, the natural progression into original compositions from covers and the solidification of a musical agenda that’s hell bent on creating a positive impact on the planet.

After receiving an invitation to perform at the Mecca of heavy metal: The Wacken Open Air, the band sets out to answer a burning question: can an Indian folk metal band, an online sensation that’s never performed live before cut it on the biggest stage of them all? You have to see it to believe it.

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In preparation for the tour, the first time that two of the seven members had ever traveled abroad, Bloodywood spent around 200 hours preparing. Fans flew from Zurich, drove from Belgium, and biked from the Czech republic to watch them perform in Germany and England; at one show, an Indian fan proposed to his German girlfriend with the help of the band in the middle of their set. In Germany, their midday set at the WACKEN OPEN AIR was packed to full capacity.; the audience was 15000 strong! BLOODYWOOD also became only the second band in 2 years and the only non-headliner to be asked to play an encore at the Dong Open Air.

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The tour, however, wasn’t all smooth sailing though, with 2 members of the band falling sick after the first show of the tour and playing through the illness for the next 7 shows. BLOODYWOOD also got stuck in a hurricane on their last day of the tour, their only day off. They were drunk when it hit and carried $1000s of dollars worth of equipment on their backs to escape.

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The soundtrack for the documentary consists of only Indian independent music, including everything from metal to acoustic. The different kinds of footage will tell fans a lot about the documentary itself, with the GoPro footage showing the story from the band’s side, the audience footage capturing the energy of the moment, and the professional footage at the end showing the evolution of the band over the course of the tour in all its cinematic glory.

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Bloodywood is a metal band from India known for pioneering a sound that seamlessly fuses Indian folk instruments with metal to devastating effect. Expect to hear the percussive power of the mighty Dhol, the melancholic flute, the single stringed Tumbi and several other uncommon, yet distinctly characteristic sounds from India. A combination of thunderous Hindi/Punjabi choruses and meaningful yet unforgiving rap verses along with the ethnic instrumentation makes Bloodywood a truly unique experience.

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ALIVE ALONE Releases Animated Music Video for “Death in Pretty Flesh”

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Chicago, IL based Alternative Heavy Rock Band ALIVE ALONE has released a poignant, animated video for “Death in Pretty Flesh,” off of their newly releases EP, Therapy! Mixed & Mastered by Dave SchiffmanTherapy showcases the band’s raw, gritty energy, merging metal and pop-punk aesthetics.

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Therapy is an exploration of human emotion, journey through depression & mental health treatment. It tells a story that starts with loss, spite, & hopelessness, and leads toward hope and healing.” – ALIVE ALONE

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Track List:
1. Death in Pretty Flesh
2. Can’t Take
3. Sorry
4. Bleed
5. Same
6. Not Now

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ALIVE ALONE is a 4 piece alternative heavy rock outfit from the southside of Chicago, Illinois. They have toured the United States & Canada for the last five years with acts such as I Set My Friends On Fire (Warner Music Group), Knockout Kid (Bullet Tooth Records), CHALLENGER (Standy Records), & Neurotic November (Victory Records). They have also been featured on publications such as Bus InvadersMusically Fresh, & New Noise Magazine.

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PROVISION Breaks Seven Year Silence With “Hearts Turn Dark”

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July 20 2020 – North America’s purveyors of “darkpop,” PROVISION return with their long-awaited 6th Full Length LP, Hearts Turn Dark!

“What does it mean to truly hurt? And to truly heal? “

It’s been 7 long and turbulent years since PROVISION gave the world A New Revolution. What followed that album in late 2012 was the internal breakdown of the band itself. While every attempt was made to rebuild and forge ahead, PROVISION was destined to be burned in flames.

“I want no regrets, if this disintegrates. Because I’m giving up everything.”

For fans of: NEW ORDERNITZER EBB & DEPECHE MODE

PROVISION’s new album Hearts Turn Dark is the first release to feature the Legacy Era of the band, with founding member Breye 7x now joined by Ian Sol on keyboards, backing vocals and songwriting.

From those ashes of a band all but broken emerged a reborn phoenix – one that would force PROVISION to begin an incredible new adventure.  Prepare yourself for a story of perseverance, courage, love, betrayal, regret, sin, introspection and total absolution.

With Hearts Turn DarkPROVISION takes you through an emotional journey based on actual events, as Ian & Breye ask you “Are we no longer human?”

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SOUTH OF EDEN UNLEASH DEBUT SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO, “DANCING WITH FIRE”

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Columbus, OH based Rock band SOUTH OF EDEN (formerly BLACK COFFEE) has released their debut single and music video, “Dancing With Fire.” The song’s official music video follows the band through months on the road including the band’s first label performance (look out for a cameo by LAVA’s own Jason Flom). It includes footage from South of Eden HQ in Columbus, OH and shows the band in their natural habitat.

“We wanted this to be a personality piece, and with all of us in quarantine we knew the best way to do that was to show what we have accomplished leading up to this release. John Payne, our media man, has been following us around for the last two years! The best thing to show with raw music is raw footage.” – SOUTH OF EDEN

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Rip-roaring riffs abound on this incendiary and irresistible anthem. Helmed by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer GREG WELLS (ADELE,TWENTY ONE PILOTSDEFTONES], hyper-charged guitars, and thunderous percussion collide with towering falsetto as the refrain soars to the heavens and back. Emerging with a scorching sound of their own, the boys siphon grunge melody into classic rock-style virtuosity with unapologetic attitude and a whole lot of grit.

“We knew we wanted our first release to showcase our personalities, both in the music and visual. ‘Dancing With Fire’ is just that; personality. It’s a song about conflict, and to us that conflict is being a bunch of twenty-two-year-olds attempting to make it as a rock band in unprecedented times. We’re excited to see how people interpret the song into their own lives.” – SOUTH OF EDEN

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We’re a band that writes, records, and plays like the pioneers of rock before us. We aren’t looking to bring anything back, but instead to remind people what rock n roll means. No rules. This music represents what we believe is real, raw music. No click tracks and triggers or copy and paste bullshit. Just a bunch of hippies in a room.”

South of Eden (formerly Black Coffee) are: Ehab Omran [lead vocals, acoustic guitar], Justin Young [lead guitar, vocals], Tom McCullough [drums], and Nick Frantianne [bass]. The Columbus, OH quartet have already performed alongside everyone from the Foo Fighters to System Of A Down, and invite you to join them on their journey of looking at rock ‘n’ roll through a modern lens.

We want to open up the doors for rock in the modern era,” exclaims Ehab. “We want to sound the way we hear rock in our heads—vintage with a sprinkle of today. We try to give listeners the feeling of discovering the genre for the first time. We think now is the moment to be a rock band.

The band has already paid their dues to reach this point. Growing up in Columbus, OH the band formed by combining their passions and uniting over their love of music. Originally from the country of Jordan, Ehab primarily listened to the Arabic music his parents would play, in addition to superstars like Michael JacksonPhil Collins, and James Brown. After coming to America, he was introduced to a wider range of music that inspired him: eighties and nineties rock including Guns N’ Roses and notably Queen. Just like Freddie Mercury’s parents, Ehab’s parents didn’t agree that a life in rock ‘n’ roll was the best thing for their son. However, as he met the rest of the band, his dream became a life affirming reality.

Ehab and Nick performed together in various bands (channeling Iron MaidenRed Hot Chili Peppers, and Alice In Chains) and eventually joined Justin and Tom who had been working on their own band (influenced by Van Halen and Black Sabbath). Justin, who was at the time attending Berklee College of Music, describes first writing with Ehab and noted “The first jam was crazy. He came over with Tom and just listened for a while. We had the riffs to songs, and he just immediately started singing. Here I had gone to music college to find people I could mesh with stylistically, only to come back home and find that my best friend and a singer that I had already known about were all I needed!

This newfound discovery lead to a fast-paced evolution. As Tom noted, “We didn’t have a bass player, bass amp or a bass! Ehab wrote most of the bass lines on guitar and we grooved so well. We were a band for like a week before we had booked our first show two weeks out. We ended up borrowing equipment and we became a band.” As they continued to tour, they crossed paths and shared bills with Puddle of MuddRed Sun Rising and recently graced the main stage of Sonic Temple and Epicenter in 2019. That very same year Jason Flom caught wind of the band and signed them to Lava Records.

When it came to recording, they honor the methods of those who come before them and “tape in a vintage way, with no click track, pitch correction, copy-paste, or any of that nonsense.”

The musicians headed to Los Angeles to record with legendary GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Greg Wells [Adele Twenty One Pilots, Deftones]. “When I first heard the band, it had its own original identity,” explains Greg. “That was something I had waited years to find. I emailed them back saying, ‘I want to be your Mutt Lang’.”

Ehab notes “It’s a mixture of a lot of things. We’re ‘classically rock’ influenced, but listen to so many different genres and eras that there are a lot of different feelings in our music.”

On the lead single Ehab describes “We knew we wanted our first release to showcase our personalities, both in the music and the visual. “‘Dancing With Fire’ is just that; personality. It’s a song about conflict, and to us that conflict is being a bunch of twenty-two-year-olds attempting to make it as a rock band in unprecedented times. We’re excited to see how people interpret the song into their own lives.”

When you hear us, I want you to walk away thinking, ‘That was honest and different’,” Ehab leaves off. “We’re just doing what we do. We’re proof you can do anything you want and shouldn’t compromise your dreams.”

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UNION KAIN Releases Vividly Intense Lyric Video for “Lake of Fire”

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South Florida based Metal band UNION KAIN has released another graphically distinctive lyric video for “Lake of Fire,” the third single off of their debut EP, Black Dawn. Directed by Jacob Glover, “Lake of Fire” features dark imagery inspired by Greek mythology; the River Styx is evoked as The Lake of Fire, layered with smoldering flames and the band’s striking dragon logo.

“‘Lake of Fire’ represents the reality of the scope of dire consequence and internal turmoil and desire within the world of drug addiction. Wanting to escape drug addiction, the need for ‘one more time’, the knowledge of where it really brings you, the chance one takes that one could die at that moment—these are the realities of the stories told by friends and acquaintances who have tried over and over to beat the need for drugs—in this case more specifically cocaine. This is NOT a glorification of drugs but our sharing of the terrible sadness that goes with how many people we know and have known that are still in the grips of or have lost to the addictions.” – UNION KAIN

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“Pounding bass drums come at us and they have a shredding guitar chord for company, the snare drum enters the fray and sends out power crunches that mix well with the double bass drum kicks that hold the bass chords in good stead as they plunder away with a cool deep funking groove that sits proudly amongst the power riffed guitars with a real depth and heat to them, vocals have that power gritty edge to the them and this combines the vocal power and shredding prowess to mold it together” – JACE Media

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Track List:
1. Battles Within
2. Black Dawn
3. Lake Of Fire
4. Persistence
5. Plan B
6. The Master
7. Waiting For The World To End
8. Your Own Kind

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The band celebrated the 7/18 release of Black Dawn with a full live stream of the album for their fans on Facebook. The performance, which includes “The Journey,” the first single off of their upcoming second album, was originally intended for their 423 Rock Fest debut in Bristol, TN, but was redirected to the the social networking platform for a broader, worldwide audience. The full performance is available to watch online, now!

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“Partly an homage to the classic metal sound that most new bands never get right, and partly a band that gets that classic metal sound just right, Union Kain captures a magical moment in time and makes it the present with each and every track with their own style and originality uniting the harsh compressed Soldano style guitars with a harsh vocal range fit for Headbanger’s Ball. Brilliant!” – JAMMERZINE

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A chance meeting took place in 2017 when Brizzy Dee answered a local advertisement seeking a drummer with a diverse set of skills. Upon arrival, Brizzy was introduced to Kain and their playing styles instantly gelled. Within a couple months, Brizzy and Kain decided to strike out on their own. Initially writing music as a duo, most of the songs on the bands initial album, Black Dawn were written. Brizzy and Kain then set out to find the much needed missing pieces to their puzzle. Taking a long shot, Kain reviewed online ads in search of another guitarist. Not just any guitarist, one with charisma and raw power. And then Jay the Worst was found. Like catching lightning in a bottle, Jay fit the need. Next, bottom end was needed. Where to find a Bass player though? Jay was on it and out of nowhere, Big $ appeared and perfectly rounded out the bands sound. Finally, a search for the vocalist. Such a daunting endeavor. Lots of great talent came through, yet in the end, stood Glazergirl, a vocalist and lyracist with a unique sound and extreme performance in 2019. Union Kain is a unity of like minded souls in the pursuit of delivering a unique unified sound.

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